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Spider-Man to have a new Theater..?
Posted by dyland 2012-12-05 20:29:58


Well apparently the foxwoods is for sale. Where could this thing go? What theater is big enough for this production?

Spider-Man to have a new Theater..?
Posted by dyland 2012-12-05 20:30:49


http://www.playbill.com/news/article/172923-Will-Spider-Man-Have-a-New-Landlord-Broadways-Foxwoods-Theatre-Is-For-Sale

Spider-Man to have a new Theater..?
Posted by frogs_fan85 2012-12-05 20:37:15


The new landlord would most likely assume the rental agreement with the show.

ETA- Like with apartment buildings, a new landlord would rather buy a property that already has tenants.

ACL does raise an interesting prospect below of the new landlord not wanting to use the space as a Broadway theater, which is of course entirely possible. I would imagine though that Spider-man's lease with the theater has a clause relative to the ownership of the theater changing hands either guaranteeing them tenancy or a hefty buy out.

Spider-Man to have a new Theater..?
Posted by ACL2006 2012-12-05 20:39:45


unless that new tenant doesn't want it kept as a theater and turn it into something else. No way Spiderman gets moved, it would likely close.

Spider-Man to have a new Theater..?
Posted by dyland 2012-12-05 20:41:02


^ I agree. It's just too large to move into a completly new theatre. New technical difficulties. But it make's alot of money. Why would it close when it's up on the top? Like seinfeld? haha

Spider-Man to have a new Theater..?
Posted by dramamama611 2012-12-05 20:46:36


Highly unlikely that anything will change.

Spider-Man to have a new Theater..?
Posted by BroadwayBound115 2012-12-05 20:48:39


Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the Gershwin the largest Broadway theatre? Or did this become the biggest after the renovations for Spiderman?

Spider-Man to have a new Theater..?
Posted by perfectlymarvelous 2012-12-05 21:00:53


I believe that after the renovation the Foxwoods now has a few more seats than the Gershwin, but it's very close.

Spider-Man to have a new Theater..?
Posted by FindingNamo 2012-12-05 21:24:49


Poor Boner & The Wedge just can't catch a break.

Spider-Man to have a new Theater..?
Posted by TheatreKid3 2012-12-05 22:56:23


The Gershwin is still the largest theatre.

Top 10:

1.) Gershwin Theatre (Nederlander) - 1933
2.) Foxwoods Theatre (?) - 1829
3.) New Amsterdam Theatre (Disney) - 1801
4.) Broadway Theatre (Shubert) -1761
5.) Palace Theatre (Nederlander) - 1743
*6) Minskoff Theatre (Nederlander) - 1710
*6) St. James Theatre (Jujamcyn) - 1710
8.) Marquis Theatre(Nederlander) - 1615
9.) Majestic Theatre (Shubert) -1609
10.) Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (Nederlander) - 1509

*tie



Spider-Man to have a new Theater..?
Posted by Michael Bennett 2012-12-05 23:05:23


I would expect the theatre will ultimately be bought by one of the other 'Big 3' Broadway theatre owners: The Shubert Organization, The Nederlander Organization or Jucamcyn.

Spider-Man to have a new Theater..?
Posted by chewy5000 2012-12-06 01:06:24


Hopefully it gets a proper name this time around. Or will it be doomed to corporate sponsorship?

Spider-Man to have a new Theater..?
Posted by RippedMan 2012-12-06 03:43:30


I don't get why they would want to sell it? Are they not making enough money to make it a worthwhile venture? I mean, their current tenant is kind of a "hit" - at least it's paying back it's rent, right? So why would not capitalize on that?

Spider-Man to have a new Theater..?
Posted by dtzumbrunnen 2012-12-06 07:33:35


If it's not getting the money they had initially hoped, it's better to off-load it now while it has a stable tenant. It's got to be worth more now than it was empty, or even with a show with a shorter likely run (Young Frankenstein, Pirate Queen, or the Grinch).

With the track record of attendance before, it may actually be in a buy low/sell high time for the owners.

Spider-Man to have a new Theater..?
Posted by musicaltheatreman2 2012-12-06 08:23:02


as far as the size of the stage and back stage space which theater is the largest?

Spider-Man to have a new Theater..?
Posted by bdn223 2012-12-06 09:34:34


The Gershwin has the widest stage by far, with it's own private rehearsal place within the theater.

St James and Foxwoods have the Highest procienum arch, not sure which is higher, but I think it's the St James, althought the stage is very shallow.

The Lunt has one of the deepest stages.

The Al Hershfeld has the most dressing rooms, enough to hold over 200 cast members.

The Foxwoods probably has the best location of the largest theaters second only to the Minskoff.

Spider-Man to have a new Theater..?
Posted by frogs_fan85 2012-12-06 10:30:52


According to the grosses the Foxwoods has 1930 seats versus the Gershwin's 1809.

Spider-Man to have a new Theater..?
Posted by winston89 2012-12-06 10:43:27


I've been under the impression for awhile that there are some parts of the Foxwoods that have landmark status. Not the whole thing, but some parts from both the Lyric and Apollo that were used when the new theatre was constructed. If that's the case, then I find it to be kind of hard for the building to be used for anything else other than a theatre.

Spider-Man to have a new Theater..?
Posted by Jonwo 2012-12-06 12:07:58


I wonder if anyone outside the Big three would buy it? Perhaps Key Brand who bought the Live Nation touring theatres will consider buying it or the Ambassador Theatre Group who own theatres in London and the UK so could look to the Foxwoods to gain a Broadway foothold.

Spider-Man to have a new Theater..?
Posted by AEA AGMA SM 2012-12-06 12:38:29


"If that's the case, then I find it to be kind of hard for the building to be used for anything else other than a theatre."

It would not be that hard to work around a portion of the building if they did want to repurpose it and if those portions are indeed protected by landmark status. That status does not dictate how the building is used, just what can be done to it. It would not be that hard to turn it into a restaurant or club or some other type of venue, even if they had to keep the proscenium or some portion of the lobby in tact, for instance.

Spider-Man to have a new Theater..?
Posted by eperkins 2012-12-06 12:52:02


Quoted from the Playbill Article:

"Any sale is not expected to disrupt the life of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, which is "expected to continue its robust performances for many years to come," according to the firm. The new owner would assume the license agreement for the show."

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Spider-Man to have a new Theater..?
Posted by TheatreKid3 2012-12-06 13:19:28


I was wondering when the people asking all these questions would actually click on and read the article. It answers them all.

^I don't mean that to sound snarky.